We’re delighted you’re looking at the Conservatory as the way to pursue your dream of working as an actor in theater, TV and film. We provide our students with the instruction, studios, tools and audiences they need to develop their skills in a learning environment that reflects the real-life world of acting. You’ll find the atmosphere here intense, but supportive; rigorous, but engaging; challenging, but worthwhile.
Becoming a successful actor requires an intensive period of training, just as acquiring any professional skill does. The Conservatory’s two-year, intensive, actor-training program provides students with 1,800 hours of instruction, practice and rehearsal in 16 months. Students who continue into our third-year, advanced actor-training program obtain another 900 hours of training. Learn more here: Training.
Admission to the Conservatory is a three-step process.
► The first step is visiting the school and taking a tour. We believe that’s the best way for you to determine if the Conservatory is the right choice for you. You can either schedule a private meeting with an admissions representative or attend one of our Open Houses and see the school in the company of other prospective students. You’re also welcome to attend any of the free student performances that are open to the general public – they’re a great way to see what you’ll be doing in your second year of training. To schedule a private visit, attend an Open House or see a free performance, please call us at 202-333-2202.
► The second step involves downloading and filling out an official application form here. Completing it will require obtaining a copy of your high school or college transcripts (if applicable) and paying a one-time, refundable application fee of $30.
► The final step involves auditioning for members of our senior faculty after participating in a one-on-one monologue workshop with a faculty member. The free monologue workshop provides student applicants with an excellent preview of the training they’ll receive in the classroom and allows the Conservatory to assess individual students’ readiness to benefit from its actor-training curricula. The workshop and audition can be scheduled either during an initial visit or at a subsequent visit, depending upon your preference and availability.
Call today to start making your dream of working as an actor a reality.
See our students, faculty and alumni onstage in these performances open to the public!
May 18th at 8PM
A night of hilarious scenes and songs. Presented at the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts in partnership with Crash of Rhinos Productions. Tickets are $10. To make reservations email email@example.com or call 202-333-2202
Funded, in part, by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts.